S-CAPEPOD Bariatric Evacuation Sledge
When evacuating a hospital or care environment in an emergency, bedridden and immobile patients will require extra support to leave the building. The S-CAPEPOD Bariatric Evacuation Sledge enables carers and medical staff to quickly and efficiently evacuate bariatric patients weighing up to 300kg from the building to safety.
Please note that the first image above shows the net of the standard S-CAPEPOD Evacuation Sledge; this product listing is for the Bariatric S-CAPEPOD.
What Is the Weight Capacity of the Bariatric Evacuation Sledge?
Designed for heavier patients, the Bariatric S-CAPEPOD offers a maximum user weight capacity of 300kg. This is double the weight capacity of the standard S-CAPEPOD Evacuation Sledge, which has a maximum capacity of 120kg to 150kg.
How Does the S-CAPEPOD Work?
Intended for use with bedridden or immobile patients, the S-CAPEPOD is unfolded and fitted around the patient while they remain on the bed mattress. The side flaps and foot-end section envelope the patient to ensure they are as safe and secure as possible during an evacuation.
The Evacuation Sledge is held securely together by the heavy-duty hook-and-loop fixation system. The hand-hold straps can then be used to manoeuvre the patient and mattress together to a safe location. Please see the PDF below for instructions on how to use the S-CAPEPOD, as well as a list of safety information.
Where Can the S-CAPEPOD Evacuation Sledge Be Used?
The S-CAPEPOD Evacuation Sledge is designed for use in environments where bedridden or immobile bariatric patients may stay. This includes hospitals, care homes, and other residential environments where two to three people may be deployed in an emergency to help with the evacuation.
How Does the Bariatric S-CAPEPOD Improve Safety During Evacuations?
In addition to the increased size and weight capacity of the Bariatric S-CAPEPOD, it has also been fitted with extra abdominal belts. The extra abdominal belts help to ensure that the patient can be firmly fixed onto the mattress as tightly as possible, which is particularly crucial for safety during vertical evacuations down staircases.
How Many People Are Needed to Move the Evacuation Sledge?
It is recommended that two to three people are required for securing the patient into the sledge and then moving them. This helps to ensure that both the handlers and the patient are as safe as possible during the evacuation.
Can I Use the S-CAPEPOD with Stairs?
Yes, the S-CAPEPOD is suitable for evacuations down stairs. The inclusion of extra abdominal belts help to ensure that the patient can be securely fixed into the sledge for vertical evacuations down stairs.
With Which Mattress Sizes Can the Bariatric Evacuation Sledge Be Used?
The Bariatric Evacuation Sledge can be used with mattresses of the following sizes:
- Maximum Mattress Width: 100cm to 125cm (39" to 49")
- Maximum Mattress Length: 216cm (85")
The packed size of the S-CAPEPOD Bariatric Evacuation Sledge is 40 x 30cm (16" x 12").
How Easy Is It to Store the Bariatric Evacuation Sledge?
The Bariatric Evacuation Sledge is incredibly easy to store. It's designed to be stored underneath the mattress so that it is always to hand in an emergency.
How Hygienic Is the S-CAPEPOD Evacuation Sledge?
Made with antibacterial materials, the S-CAPEPOD is an incredibly hygienic option. It is also permeable to further improve hygiene.
How Do I Wash and Clean the S-CAPEPOD Sledge?
The S-CAPEPOD Sledge can be machined washed after use to keep it clean and hygienic. It can be washed at 60°C, then dried on a low temperature.
Please note that the S-CAPEPOD must not be ironed, bleached, or cleaned with chemicals.
What Is the Bariatric S-CAPEPOD Made From?
The Bariatric S-CAPEPOD is made from 100% polyester. It is also fire retardant with an M1 classification.
- Maximum User Weight: 300kg (660lb)
- Product Weight: 2.5kg (5.5lb)
- Compatible Mattress Width: 100cm - 125cm (39" x 49")
- Compatible Mattress Length: 216cm (85")
- Packed Size: 40cm x 30cm (16" x 12")
- Antibacterial Treatment: Sanitized TH 27-24
Learn More About the S-CAPEPOD
Watch the video below to see the Bariatric S-CAPEPOD in action.